Whether you book your car hire in Adelaide or start off in Cairns, hitting the East Coast – whichever way you go – with little ones in tow is always set to be a heap of fun!

With so much adventuring and exploring to be had, we understand that you’ll want to rest your head and get a good night’s sleep in the best locations possible.

Get set to discover the best family-friendly campsites along the East Coast with our helpful guide.

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort

The only beachfront holiday park on the Central Coast is Blue Lagoon Beach Resort. With the waves on your doorstep and sand between your toes, this perfectly located camping spot is full of family fun. Let the kids play in the camp playground or hit Shelly beach for swimming and sand activities.

Noah Beach Campground

Not only is Noah Beach Campground one of Australia’s top 20 camping spots, it also happened to be voted the best place to see Aussie critters, by Australian Geographic. With such fantastic accolades under its belt, book your car hire in Cairns  and drive up to this renowned, sunny spot. You can find native possum, kangaroo and hundreds of bird species in this lush wildlife utopia. Print off a species list from the Queensland government website and get spotting!

Watch as native kangaroos hop and bounce by the sea.

NRMA Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort

For a camping experience that you and the kids will never forget, pitch your tent or stay in a cabin at Murramarang Beachfront Nature Resort. Not only does the campsite overlook the picture-perfect Beagle Bay, it also happens to be home to a fluffy Australian icon.

Watch as native kangaroos hop and bounce by the sea and the kids join in with the in-house Umbarra kids club. You can also hire bikes and go-karts, snorkel in the shallows and walk bush trails for even more family fun.

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Ocean Beach Tourist Park Just 7 km south of the popular tourist destination of Surfers Paradise is the beautiful beach suburb of Miami. Enjoy this secluded park ground with views of the iconic city skyline from your camp spot. Pack your swimsuit and enjoy a short stroll to the nearby beach or make use of the grounds facilities. With a swim school and various activities for the kids to get involved in, you’ll have no trouble keeping the little ones entertained. BIG4 Badger Creek Holidays An hour away from Melbourne’s city centre, BIG4 Badger Creek Holidays is not only close to city activities, it’s also surrounded by fun things to do. Get up close and personal with national wildlife at the famous Healesville Sanctuary or satisfy your sweet tooth at the nearby Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. Make the most of the campsite’s large, open spaces and awesome facilities, including swimming pool and giant jumping pillow! Caves Beach, Booderee National Park Voted one of the best beach campsites in Australia by Australian Geographic, Caves Beach is a great pit stop for when you’ve sussed out the perfect car rental in Sydney. Just a few hours south of the city, the pristine beach makes for safe and enjoyable times all round. For discrete camping away from the crowds, Booderee is a great choice for spending quality time together in a gorgeous space. Be sure to look out for the sand-loving kangaroos here, too!

With so many epic places to pitch your tent and lay your head, be sure to book in with the best to get your road trip off to the most splendid way possible!